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State National Staff Accountant

Company: Markel Corporation
Location: Bedford
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Company Information:

What we look for

Our exceptional and motivated employees are our greatest strength. Our employees provide the highest level of

customer service and help maintain our position as a leader in the global marketplace.

Markel Style

The Markel Style is what makes us stand out from our competitors. It's our core value which should underpin how we do business, while influencing our behavior and performance. We are looking for people who have potential and share our passion to live the Markel Style, which is described in more detail below.

If you think you have these core attributes we want to hear from you.

Job Summary:

The Program Accountant will be responsible for the accounting functions relating to State National's Fronting operations. The clients assigned to a Program Accountant are considered routine or run-off and require basic knowledge of Program Manager/Reinsurer/ Company relationships.

Essential Functions:

  • Prepare data, upload data and research any upload errors for all programs. Key exhibits that do not require upload.
  • Follow up on all program reporting and payment delinquencies.
  • Send and monitor receipt of special reporting requests (Statutory, Premium Tax, Schedule P, Audit, Assessments). Reconcile data received to system.
  • Manage payment of assessments and assigned risk, allocate invoices by program, obtain signatures, checks and mail assessment forms/payments to the state.
  • Invoice assigned risk amounts and maintain aging
  • Reconcile accounts associated with both assessments and assigned risk
  • Manage assigned Program Managers including but not limited to, contract analysis and management, risk analysis, monthly quarterly and annual reporting and receivables.
  • Complete the reconciliations of accounts related to your assigned programs and audit testing on the timetables agreed to by program management and internal audit.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office Products including but not limited to Excel
  • Knowledge of accounting software applications
  • Knowledge of general accounting principles
  • Requires knowledge and experience in own discipline; still acquiring higher level knowledge and skills
  • Builds knowledge of the organization, processes and customers
  • Solves a range of straightforward problems
  • Analyzes possible solutions using standard procedures
  • Receives a moderate level of guidance and direction
  • Good attention to detail
  • Good decision making and judgement skills
  • Good organization and time management skills
  • Strong commitment to task assigned
  • Strong communication skills

Experience/Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting in process, completion of Financial Accounting II required
  • Previous accounting experience not necessarily required

"Why work for us?"

Diversity and inclusion

Markel is truly a global and diverse company. We believe that diversity makes us better business partners and that embracing people's differences can bring amazing results and fuel innovation. We have a portfolio of businesses and product lines that operate around the world.

Community involvement

Markel has a rich heritage of supporting communities across the world where our customers and employees live and work. Giving back is part of our history and our future. Our employees share in this philosophy through volunteering, mentoring and fundraising.

Commitment to open doors

Markel is committed to creating the best work environment. Our open-door policy is essential in recognizing business issues as they rise and to address the changing needs of our diverse and global workforce. Challenging management is a component of the Markel Style-some of our best ideas start from a conversation between a manager and an employee.

Entrepreneurial spirit

As the Markel Style states, we pursue excellence, strive for a better way, and share the success of others. Markel associates proactively seek new business opportunities, bringing further success to Markel.

Keywords: Markel Corporation, Bedford , State National Staff Accountant, Other , Bedford, Texas

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